Blood levels of trace metals and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Blood levels of trace metals and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

This case-control study examined blood levels of trace metals in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The researchers found that selenium and zinc were inversely associated with ALS, particularly among patients with worse function, suggesting that supplementation with these nutrients may benefit such patients.

Further details can be found in the study.
Peters TL, Beard JD, Umbach DM, Allen K, Keller J, Mariosa D, Sandler DP, Schmidt S, Fang F, Ye W, Kamel F.
Neurotoxicology.
2016 May;54:119-126. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2016.03.022. Epub 2016 Apr 13.

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